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Haddon's New Curriculum

At Haddon Primary School, we have been working to develop the curriculum so it not only meets its statutory obligations but is also engaging and relevant to Haddon’s pupils. We encourage the children to develop active, independent thinking skills and have revamped our thematic approach to develop a two year rolling programme of curriculum themes, which is outlined below. This will enable the joint year groups to explore, create and research knowledge, concepts and skills each term on different topics. The children will gain a deeper exploration and understanding of their topic by spending more time learning about it. 

 

Each topic will begin with a hook to engage the children and spark their interest. Building on the children's natural enquiry, learning is developed through exciting and carefully planned activities. Working towards a quality outcome that the children will produce. We endeavour to make links with the local community and beyond wherever possible, taking children on trips and visits and also inviting visitors into school to enrich the learning experience. This helps to place the children’s learning in the context of the world around them, giving their learning a relevance that will prepare them for their life beyond school. To complete a topic the children will take part in a sharing event to celebrate their learning and a key outcome of the topic with the wider school, parents and governors.  

 

The teaching staff have worked together to ensure the topics are fun, engaging and that the children are being taught the national curriculum objectives. Please see the outline below for the more detailed view of the topic themes for each year group to gain more of an understanding of what will be covered, along with the computing plans that have be mapped closely to fit in with the topics.

Writing at Haddon

Developing writing is our key priority at Haddon during the year 2015 - 2016.

To make sure this happens successfully we will:

  • Develop new medium term plans to ensure good coverage of the new curriculum objectives.
  • Monitor children's progress carefully, using the new "Assessment without levels" system.  Where any concerns arise, address these through good quality teaching and plan and deliver any necessary interventions.
  • Encourage high quality content and presentation of writing in English book and across the curriculum in all subjects.
  • Use "Fast Learning" daily in Year 1 to Year 6 to ensure that handwriting and spelling are continuously developed.
  • Ensure high quality teaching of phonics takes place in FS1, FS2 and Year 1.
  • Introduce parents to how phonics is taught in FS1 and FS2.
  • Ensure high quality grammar, punctuation and spelling teaching takes place in Years 2,3,4,5 and 6.
  • Ensure that children are given engaging stimuli for writing and good opportunities for writing in English lessons and across the curriculum.